Isabel Hertaeg - About

Isabel Hertaeg (Actor/Soprano) is a cabaret artist of international reputation. Isabel’s work has been described as ‘The Rarest of things... Theatre that mattered’ Arts Hub and ‘Radical, transgressive chic’ The Guardian, UK. Isabel has worked in theatre, opera, independent film, community radio and television. She is also a freelance writer, published in New Matilda.  

Isabel has developed, and toured several successful solo cabaret works, which have given her hundreds of hours of stage experience and developed her skills as a writer, creator and producer of independent theatre.  Isabel’s recent cabaret work, 'La Petite Mort’ has endured two successful Edinburgh Fringe seasons and several seasons across Australia in Melbourne, Adelaide and launched the Tasmanian Theatre Company's Associate Artist Program in Hobart.  La Petite Mort has been listed as 'Adelaide Fringe Top 3 Shows' Adelaide Magazine, 'Best Bets of the Melbourne Fringe' The Age, 'A truly original, delightful, accomplished show' The Scotsman and 'Hot Pick' ABC Classic FM's Limelight Magazine.

Praise for Isabel’s vocal skills include: "Musical Genius" Arts Hub; "Her Vocals, Out of this world... Hertaeg is amazing, as she projects a voice better than any I’ve heard this [Edinburgh] festival. I loved it." ScotsGay; "Isabel Hertaeg is a talented, charismatic lady with an impressive vocal range" The Scotsman and "Her trained soprano shines when she tackles German art song" The Mercury, Hobart.

Isabel Holds a BA in Acting, an AMusA in Classical Singing, won the 2012 Bendio Vocal Championship. Operatic roles include Marion – Robin Hood’s Lament, Witch 1 – Dido and Aneas, Swallow – The Happy Prince, Gretel – Hansel und Gretel, Tatyana – Eugene Onegin, Susana – Le Nozze di Figaro and Liu - Turandot.


The Ladies Who Lounge is a cabaret company formed in 2006 by Isabel Hertaeg.  

The company has produced and presented several cabaret shows including: The Lounge Set, Isabel Hertaeg is Marilyn Monroe, La Petite Mort and  The Etiquette Hour with Lady Cordelia Winterbottom.  Ladies Who Lounge also presented monthly cabaret variety night, Stop Drop Cabaret!  The cabaret works of Ladies Who Lounge are satirical, thought provoking and sexy.  Cutting edge politics and performance are aimed for at all times.

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